Amazon has announced it will now feature video streaming options for customers with virtual reality (VR) headsets. This puts Amazon in good company as Netflix, Hulu and YouTube already have VR capability.
Customers that want the VR experience can now watch a limited number of Amazon’s original programs including, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Good Omens and The Grand Tour, to name a few. A complete listing of VR programming is available on Amazon’s website.
VR headsets allow for a completely personalized watching experience and provide an alternative to watching on the small screen of a smartphone. They can also offer a more immersive and theater-like experience for the small screen.
Amazon plans to expand its VR programming options over time. It is currently featuring a small number of select 360-degree videos for the full VR experience. Customers with Oculus Quest, Oculus Go or Gear VR can begin utilizing Amazon’s new offerings now.